The Resource Roman geographies of the Nile : from the late Republic to the early Empire, Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)

Roman geographies of the Nile : from the late Republic to the early Empire, Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)

Label
Roman geographies of the Nile : from the late Republic to the early Empire
Title
Roman geographies of the Nile
Title remainder
from the late Republic to the early Empire
Statement of responsibility
Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The River Nile fascinated the Romans and appeared in maps, written descriptions, texts, poems and paintings of the developing empire. Tantalised by the unique status of the river, explorers were sent to find the sources of the Nile, while natural philosophers meditated on its deeper metaphysical significance. Andy Merrills' book, Roman Geographies of the Nile, examines the very different images of the river that emerged from these descriptions - from anthropomorphic figures, brought repeatedly into Rome in military triumphs, through the frequently whimsical landscape vignettes from the houses of Pompeii, to the limitless river that spilled through the pages of Lucan's Civil War, and symbolised a conflict - and an empire - without end. Considering cultural and political contexts alongside the other Niles that flowed through the Roman world in this period, this book provides a wholly original interpretation of the deeper significance of geographical knowledge during the later Roman Republic and early Principate
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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1975-
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Merrills, A. H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT93
LC item number
.M47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Romans
  • Nile River
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
Label
Roman geographies of the Nile : from the late Republic to the early Empire, Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Roman Geography Triumphant -- Why the Nile? -- The Structure of the Argument -- 1.A World Full of Maps? Public `Chorographies' in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome -- The `Chorographies' of Vitruvius -- The Praeneste Nile Mosaic -- A World to Be Gazed upon and Talked About -- Conclusions: Visual Geographies on a Grand Scale -- 2.The Dismembered Nile: The Geography of Triumphs and Monuments -- Triumphs -- Geography in Procession -- Making Sense of Triumphal Geographies -- The Wisdom of Crowds -- Making Maps from Metonyms -- The World in the City -- Conclusions: Fragments and Assemblages -- 3.Gazing on the Nile: The Domestication of the River -- The House of the Ephebe and the Praedia of Julia Felix -- Pompeian Aegyptiaca -- Egypt in Context: The House of the Ceii -- Nile Landscapes and Roman Visual Culture in the Private Sphere -- The Development of Roman Nilotica -- Larger Prospects. Gardens and Villas -- Text and Image -- Conclusions: The Power of the Gaze -- 4.Creatio ex Nilo: Metaphysics and the Unknowable River -- Lucretius, the Nile and the Nature of Knowledge -- Seneca and the Limits of Knowing -- Seneca's Nile and the Cycles of Cosmic Time -- Egyptian Cosmology and Roman Geography -- Isis, Serapis and the Nile in Pompeii -- Conclusions: Metaphysical Niles -- 5.This River Is a Jumbled Line, Perhaps?: Journeys and Lines -- Itineraries: A World Defined by Routes, Nodes and Lines -- The Ethiopian Expedition: To Meroe and Beyond? -- Itineraries in Roman Egypt -- Strabo -- Tacitus on the Ill-Fated Egyptian Journey of Germanicus -- Satire and Parody -- Conclusions: Thinking in Lines -- 6.Triumph and Disaster: Rendering the River in Verse -- The Politics of Geography in Epic and Elegy -- Lucan -- Conclusions: Poetic Geographies -- Afterword: The Many Niles of the Elder Pliny -- Nile Sources -- Multiple Egypts -- The World in Rome -- Conclusions: Kaleidoscopic Geographies
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316831632
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99971398723
System control number
(NhCcYBP)13669721
Label
Roman geographies of the Nile : from the late Republic to the early Empire, Andy Merrills (University of Leicester)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Roman Geography Triumphant -- Why the Nile? -- The Structure of the Argument -- 1.A World Full of Maps? Public `Chorographies' in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome -- The `Chorographies' of Vitruvius -- The Praeneste Nile Mosaic -- A World to Be Gazed upon and Talked About -- Conclusions: Visual Geographies on a Grand Scale -- 2.The Dismembered Nile: The Geography of Triumphs and Monuments -- Triumphs -- Geography in Procession -- Making Sense of Triumphal Geographies -- The Wisdom of Crowds -- Making Maps from Metonyms -- The World in the City -- Conclusions: Fragments and Assemblages -- 3.Gazing on the Nile: The Domestication of the River -- The House of the Ephebe and the Praedia of Julia Felix -- Pompeian Aegyptiaca -- Egypt in Context: The House of the Ceii -- Nile Landscapes and Roman Visual Culture in the Private Sphere -- The Development of Roman Nilotica -- Larger Prospects. Gardens and Villas -- Text and Image -- Conclusions: The Power of the Gaze -- 4.Creatio ex Nilo: Metaphysics and the Unknowable River -- Lucretius, the Nile and the Nature of Knowledge -- Seneca and the Limits of Knowing -- Seneca's Nile and the Cycles of Cosmic Time -- Egyptian Cosmology and Roman Geography -- Isis, Serapis and the Nile in Pompeii -- Conclusions: Metaphysical Niles -- 5.This River Is a Jumbled Line, Perhaps?: Journeys and Lines -- Itineraries: A World Defined by Routes, Nodes and Lines -- The Ethiopian Expedition: To Meroe and Beyond? -- Itineraries in Roman Egypt -- Strabo -- Tacitus on the Ill-Fated Egyptian Journey of Germanicus -- Satire and Parody -- Conclusions: Thinking in Lines -- 6.Triumph and Disaster: Rendering the River in Verse -- The Politics of Geography in Epic and Elegy -- Lucan -- Conclusions: Poetic Geographies -- Afterword: The Many Niles of the Elder Pliny -- Nile Sources -- Multiple Egypts -- The World in Rome -- Conclusions: Kaleidoscopic Geographies
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316831632
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99971398723
System control number
(NhCcYBP)13669721

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